Members of Arsenal’s scouting staff reportedly made a trip to watch Red Bull Salzburg star Naby Keita play recently.
The midfielder, who is enjoying an impressive season in the Austrian Bundesliga, has been touted as one of Arsenal’s transfer targets with the club set to say goodbye to the likes of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky this summer.
According to emerging rumours, the Gunners sent out representatives to watch the Guinean in action against Mattersburg ahead of the international break.
The 21-year-old’s stature is in a similar mold to Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante who has made a tremendous rise to stardom over the past year.
Keita featured regularly in the Europa league last season as his side bowed out of the competition to Villareal at the round of 32 stage.